Finding a Roman road in Brindisi

I saw my first Roman road in Brindisi yesterday.

The road, constructed by the Romans centuries ago, was discovered in Brindisi in 1965 when a housing project was under construction.

Once discovered the Italians built a public library suspended over it so that it is well preserved, protected and surveyed. You will see the pictures below.

I also saw a Roman column which is supposed to indicate the end of the Appian way, the road built by the Romans from Rome to Puglia to facilitate trade and the movement of goods to the south and further afield.

The harbour area and historic monuments in Brindisi are worth a visit. The rest of the city, quite frankly, is a bit of a disappointment.